El Nino casts a shadow over Indian agriculture8 min read 05 May 2023, 12:14 AM IST
Will the climatic phenomenon end the run of good monsoons India has enjoyed over the past four years?
In April, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a normal monsoon for 2023, with rains estimated at 96% of the long-term average. But it added a rider, which many observers were quick to focus on, and quite rightly. The IMD observed that both its models, and those prepared by others, indicated “that El Niño conditions are likely to develop during the monsoon season."
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